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Whether you wish to immerse yourself in the story of the Silk Road, explore what being famous has meant through the ages, or read about the Islamic Enlightenment, here you’ll find our brilliant selection of books on world history.  Browse our new and bestselling books on African, American, Asian, Australasian & Pacific, European and Middle Eastern history, as well as the volumes that span the globe and mine our shared, interconnected past. From Peter Frankopan to Yuval Noah Harari, and from William Dalrymple to Max Hastings, let acclaimed authors and historians take you on eye-opening journeys across continents and millennia.     

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Our Best World History Books

Empireland
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The Power of Geography
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The Dawn of Everything
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The Women of Rothschild
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UnPresidented
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Ask A Historian
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Black Spartacus
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The Story of the World in 100 Moments
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The Anarchy
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Ancestors
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The Story of China
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The Silk Roads
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The Shortest History of China
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The Devil's Atlas
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The Library
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The Presidents
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The Ruin of All Witches
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A timely refutation of the prevailing western narrative of the Ottoman Empire, Marc David Baer’s engaging and original new history explores the rich diversity, cultural legacy, ruthless ambition and bloodthirsty rule of a world-changing dynasty from its roots to its demise.
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The Dawn of Everything
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The Shortest History of China
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Unwell Women
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Nuclear Folly
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What Is History, Now?
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First Casualty
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Wildland
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Ethel Rosenberg
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Alexandria
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The Black History Book
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The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen
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Queens of Jerusalem
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Collapse
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The Wood Age
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The Arab Conquests
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Fallen Idols
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Pilgrimage
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The Power of Geography
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Himalaya
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Dead Famous
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Metropolis
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Burning the Books
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Eat the Buddha
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Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11
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Pure Invention
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The Great Imperial Hangover
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Stranger in the Shogun's City
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Waves Across the South
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God's Shadow
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Bloody Brilliant People
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Ten Days in Harlem
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Sapiens
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The Silk Roads
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A History of the World in 21 Women
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Histories of Nations
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Threads of Life
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The Golden Thread
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The Great Cities in History
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Waves Across the South
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Pale Rider
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Revolutions
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The Boundless Sea
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Open
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The Origins of Political Order
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On Tyranny
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A History of the World in Twelve Maps
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Our Best African History

The Looting Machine
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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu
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Exterminate All The Brutes
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King Leopold's Ghost
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Dictatorland
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The Scramble For Africa
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The State of Africa
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A Fistful of Shells
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Long Walk To Freedom
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The Gardens of Mars
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Africa
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Do Not Disturb
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The Emperor
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Empires in the Sun
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Congo
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How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
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There Was a Country
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Zulu Rising
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Our Best American History

Black Spartacus
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The Witches
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Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
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JFK
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One Summer
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The American Civil War
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Ethel Rosenberg
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The Earth is Weeping
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Killers of the Flower Moon
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Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11
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The American West
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The British Are Coming
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Populista
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How to Hide an Empire
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Gimson's Presidents
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King Richard
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The Penguin History Of Latin America
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A major reassessment of world history, The Silk Roads is a dazzling exploration of the forces that have driven the rise and fall of empires, determined the flow of ideas and goods and are now heralding a new dawn in international affairs.
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Our Best Asian History

The Anarchy
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The Story of China
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Himalaya
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The Shortest History of China
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Istanbul
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Vietnam
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The Great Empires of Asia
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Genghis Khan
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Eat the Buddha
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The Opium War
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The Korean War
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The Patient Assassin
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Return of a King
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Inglorious Empire
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Dispatches
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Japan
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The Great Game
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Stranger in the Shogun's City
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Our Best Australasian & Pacific History

Sea People
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Endeavour
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Australia
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The Fatal Shore
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Sydney
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Terra Nullius
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Dark Emu
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Thicker Than Water
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The Commonwealth of Thieves
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Batavia's Graveyard
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The Palace Letters
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Pacific
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The Great Race
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Aboriginal Australians
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Flinders
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Our Best European History

Antwerp
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The Shortest History of Europe
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Lotharingia
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The Lost Cafe Schindler
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The Sleepwalkers
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Last Days in Old Europe
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The Habsburgs
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Vanished Kingdoms
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To Hell and Back
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Reformation
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In Europe
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The Inheritance of Rome
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The Pursuit of Power
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The Great Sea
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The Pursuit of Glory
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Europe's Tragedy
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Agents of Empire
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Our Best Middle Eastern History

A Line in the Sand
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Orientalism
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Jerusalem
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Babylon
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Black Wave
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Arabs
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The Story of the Jews
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Revolutionary Iran
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The Arabs
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A History of the Middle East
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The Islamic Enlightenment
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A History of the Arab Peoples
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The Great War for Civilisation
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The Fall of the Ottomans
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Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms
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Icebound
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Accidental Gods
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The Last Emperor of Mexico
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Land
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Rebels Against the Raj
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Diplomatic Gifts
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A History of Masculinity
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Ten Cities that Led the World
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In Search of Mary Seacole
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For the Freedom of Zion
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The Global Merchants
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The Lion House
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Joachim's Floor
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Making History
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Che Guevara Reader
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Femina
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